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NCCN Guidelines for Patients

®

:

Rectal Cancer, Version 1.2017

Rectal Cancer

Contents

6 How to use this book

7 Part 1

Rectal cancer basics

Explains rectal cancer and its stages.

14 Part 2

Treatment planning

Describes the health care needed before

treatment.

23 Part 3

Overview of cancer treatments

Briefly describes the treatments used to

cure and control rectal cancer.

42 Part 4

Treatment guide: Nonmetastatic

cancer

Presents treatment options for rectal

cancer that hasn’t spread to distant sites.

54 Part 5

Treatment guide: Metastatic

cancer

Presents treatment options for rectal

cancer that has spread to the liver or

lungs.

66 Part 6

Treatment guide:

Chemotherapy

Presents the order of drug options for

advanced disease.

72 Part 7

Making treatment decisions

Offers tips for choosing the best

treatment.

80 Glossary

Dictionary

Acronyms

88 NCCN Panel Members

89 NCCN Member Institutions

90 Index